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The following dates are the deadlines by which the Habs must sign a currently unsigned player or relinquish their rights without compensation:

June 1, 2017:
Jeremiah Addison (7/207, 2015 – Ottawa, OHL)
Simon Bourque (6/177, 2015 – Rimouski, QMJHL)
Matt Bradley (5/131, 2015 – Medicine Hat, WHL)

August 15, 2017:
Colin Sullivan (7/198, 2011 – Miami, NCAA)*

June 1, 2018:
Will Bitten (3/70, 2016 – Flint, OHL)
Victor Mete (4/100, 2016 – London, OHL)
Michael Pezzetta (6/160, 2016 – Sudbury, OHL)

June 30, 2018:
Joonas Nattinen (3/65, 2009 – MODO, SHL)

August 15, 2018:
Jake Evans (7/207, 2014 – Notre Dame, NCAA)

June 1, 2019:
Lukas Vejdemo (3/87, 2015 – Djurgarden, SHL)

August 15, 2019:
Hayden Hawkey (6/177, 2014 – Omaha, USHL)*
Nikolas Koberstein (5/125, 2014 – Bloomington, USHL)*

June 1, 2020:
Arvid Henrikson (7/187, 2017 – AIK Junior, Sweden)

August 15, 2021:
Casey Staum (5/124, 2016 – Hill-Murray, USHS)*

The following players have their rights held indefinitely by the Habs due to a lack of a transfer agreement:

Andrei Kruchinin (7/189, 1998 – last played in 2011-12)
Konstantin Korneev (9/275, 2002 – Kazan, KHL)
Andrei Sidyakin (8/202, 1997 – last played in 2011-12)
Maxim Trunev (5/138, 2008 – Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk, KHL)

Alexander Buturlin was on this list until late in 2014 when it appears that the Canadiens quietly dropped his rights.

* Player can drop out of college and become a UFA one year earlier than their listed date if they so desire as it will be their fourth year since being drafted.